Stem Cell Research: US Injunction Lifted
DC Appeals Court Lifts Stem Cell Research Injunction
The US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC made permanent the lifting of an injunction against the US Government, which had banned it from funding embryonic stem cell research.
District Court Judge Royce Lamberth had ordered a halt to embryonic stem cell research while he considered a lawsuit brought by Dr. James Sherley,of the Boston Biomedical Research Institute and Theresa Deisher of AVM Biotechnology.
That injunction was temporarily lifted earlier this month; this latest move makes the lifting of that injunction permanent.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Obama administration had "satisfied the standards required for a stay pending appeal" of the injunction imposed by the judge last month.
The litigation resulted from a lawsuit against the National Health Institute filed by researchers opposed to use of embryonic stem cells, a group that seeks adoptive parents for human embryos created through in vitro fertilization, the nonprofit Christian Medical Association and others.